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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Celan'

George Hunka on Celan

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Book Launch, Book Review

New books: Paul Celan Paul Celan remains one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century. The two great poems of his early career, “Death Fugue” (circa 1945) and “Stretto” (1958), were respectively informed, if not inspired, by the Holocaust and the detonation of the atomic bomb. His body of work was a response, […]

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Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

November 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Book Launch, Live Reading, Translation

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m. Location: Silver Center – Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading of Paul Celan’s Breathturn into Timestead by the poet and translator Pierre Joris and a conversation between Pierre Joris and Paul Auster, introduced by Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU’s Vice Provost […]

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2 Pages from “The Meridian” by Paul Celan

December 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Poetics, Translation

 

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Paul Celan…

November 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Poetry

… born today, 23 November, 93 years ago, i.e. in  1920. Left in 1970; is stilled missed. But we have the work. Here is one of the first poems of his I translated back in 1968, the year after Atemwende / Breathturn, the volume from which it is taken, came out: Eroded by the beamwind […]

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San Diego Area Events

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Live Reading, Performances, Poetry, Translation, Uncategorized, Video, Visual Arts

UCSD New Writing Series: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Event Type: Poetry Reading Event Date and Time: October 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Description: UCSD’s New Writing Series is excited to announce a double reading from Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30 in the SME Performance Space Room. […]

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Rare Video of Paul Celan Reading

October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Poetry readings, Video

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Another Paul Celan Poem

March 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Poem, Translation

On the 11.21. 1965. Paul Celan undertook a trip to Switzerland. That day he wrote the poem Die längst Entdeckten | The long discovered, which he included in the volume Threadsuns, but also wrote the following poem, not published in his life time, though now in the Collected Poems: BELEAGUERED   The delusion-runs: say that they are […]

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Lithophonic Celan

March 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Music, Poetry Cuisine

“Zeitgehöft” – 697 Gedichte von Paul Celan, für Sonifizierungsalgorithmus Celan’s work has ‘inspired’ many composers over the last fifty years, though this one reaches a rare conceptual strangeness. The composer — Johannes Kreidler —used chance procedures to determine a specific pitch for each letter in the oeuvre. The poems are separated by a half-second pause. […]

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An ungathered Paul Celan Poem

February 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Poetry, Translation, Uncategorized

The following poem was written 12.15.1962, during the period of composition of Die Niemandsrose, though not taken into that volume. Working on the later poem “Als uns das Weiße anfiel | When whiteness assailed us” I noticed that the opening phrase of the 1962 poem has been picked up and made part of the later […]

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Review of the Meridian

February 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Book Review

Nice review of my translation of the MERIDIAN  (Paul Celan Edited by Bernhard Böschenstein and Heino Schmull) — see clickable book below in left column — in  Journal of Austrian Studies 45:3-4 on 2/1/2013. “This translation of a critical edition represents, as Joris himself notes, an epic work. In minute detail it traces the origins […]

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